Germany’s defense ministry has temporarily halted new orders of its military’s standard assault rifle over accuracy errors, Bild am Sonntag daily reported on June 22.
The G36 automatic rifle made by Heckler and Koch is said to become inaccurate after its barrel heated up in prolonged firefights.
The government auditing body, Bundesrechnungshof has ordered an investigation, according to the report. The military initially blamed the use of inappropriate munitions.
"It is important to avoid that the defense ministry invests up to $46 million in a rifle that may not meet the requirements of the troops,” the court was quoted as saying by the newspaper.
Germany’s federal criminal police, ammunition makers and ballistics experts at a scientific institute are involved in the investigation, the report added.
The German shipyards, Thyssenkrupp and Lurssen have selected the domestic company, MKU GmbH for its Baden Wurttemberg class frigate project which is being built for the German Navy estimated 650 million Euro. This is a unique project which features enhanced survivability - ensuring that the ships remain operational in spite of severe damage due to accident or enemy action
Germany is likely to cancel the sale of Leopard 2 main battle tanks (MBTs) to Saudi Arabia, because of opposition from the German Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel. "Without agreement from the economy minister, the deal has no chance," the goverment official was quoted as saying by Bild am Sonntag
The German defence ministry is planning to purchase 143 Eurofighter jets instead of the original 180, according to various media reports. The ministry of defense officials informed the parliament's defence committee about the decision Wednesday, according to the DPA
Eurocopter and Germany today signed a contract for 15 Light Utility Helicopters (LUH) to be used by Kommando Spezialkräfte (KSK), Germanys Special Forces Command. The contract, worth a total of 194 million euros, also includes the related equipment packages to allow KSK to carry out its special operations missions
The German Air Force's procurement of 180 Eurofighter jets is rising beyond its planned 14.7 billion euros, according to a local reports
Krauss Maffei Wegmann (KMW) on Monday handed over the 1,000th DINGO type vehicle to Germany. The handover sets a milestone in the 13 years of the DINGO history
Germany has approved deliveries of tanks, grenade launchers and machine guns to several Arab countries, according to a report in the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper. The report yesterday stated that weapons are to be delivered to countries including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Algeria
Germany has suspended Eurofighter delivers after it was "established, in the context of quality controls that a manufacturing defect has caused a large number of small holes in the rear fuselage of aircraft". The reasons for this are inadequate finishing by the manufacturer BAE Systems, according to a statement issued by the German Ministry of Defense
Germany has agreed to deliver weapons and munitions worth a total $91 million to Kurdish forces in northern Iraq in their fight against Islamic State (IS). The weapons will be delivered in three tranches to a secure region of Iraq that has not been affected by the civil war, according to the German Defense Ministry
The Germany has cancelled contract with U.S
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